What I Ate, Drank and Saw in NYC

March 18, 2014

It feels good to be back! It was so nice to disconnect and enjoy a few days away from home. Certainly not a relaxing vacation but exactly what I needed to get me out of the winter dumps.

Before I recap I just wanted to give all of you who linked up to Friday’s Great St. Patrick’s Day Green Link-Up a HUGE thank you! I was honestly astounded by your creativity and talent. I don’t have an ounce of Irish blood in me but I was the proudest leprechaun you ever did see.

Now for the fun stuff. Here’s what I ate, drank and saw in NYC these past few days:

nyc 2014The Eats:

-Dinner at Empellion Cocina– the pistachio guacamole and salsa sampler is a MUST.
-Brunch at Westville-an NYC staple and one of my favs (bloody mary included).
-The BEST chocolate chip cookie in NYC at The City Bakery-you better bet I have tried 90% of NYC’s bakeries and this is by far the best chocolate chip cookie of all five boroughs.
-Brunch at Coppelia-I lived 1/2 block away from here and this was my go-to restaurant for all meals but especially their Huevos Rancheros.
-Homemade Bloody Mary Mussels from Cassie-Dale and I love bloody mary’s and mussels and Cassie is a straight-up genius with this recipe.

The Drinks:

-Wine at Birreria-surprisingly cheap and when the weather is nicer one of the best rooftop patios in NYC.
-St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at Dempsey’s.
-Lots of cider, bloody mary’s and wine across the city.

The Sights:

Chelsea Market in search of Jacques Torres chocolate, which apparently closed down (only this location).
-Shopping at my favourite clothing store, Club Monaco.
-Shopping at my favourite grocery store, Trader Joe’s (duh).
-Shopping for my biggest weakness, food props at Fishs Eddy.

The People:

-I finally met Britt who is super cool and as awesome as she comes across on her blog.
-The sister-wives who legitimately complete me.
-Everyone else who I got to catch up with, you know who you are 😉

A fabulous weekend! And now I have to go unpack a suitcase full of Trader Joe’s goodies.

Have you ever been to NYC? What are your favourite places to eat, drink and see?


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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    March 20, 2014 at 8:07 am

    What an amazing weekend! I am so jealous you have gotten to live there! What I wouldn’t give to visit it!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    March 19, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Wish I would have known you were here! Chelsea Market is a favorite place of mine! 🙂

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    cait @pieceofcait
    March 19, 2014 at 9:07 am

    it’s 9AM and I want those mussels right now, YUM!!!! so happy you had a great time 🙂

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    March 19, 2014 at 6:53 am

    It sounds like a jam packed world wind weekend and also totally worth it. I’m glad you had a great time and got a chance to let go for a bit.

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    March 19, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Sounds like a lot of fun! I’m so jealous that got to meet up with Britt — I’m dying to meet both of you!

    I grew up outside of New York and LOVE going to broadway shows. My mom, sister, cousins, grandma, aunt, and myself have been to a crazy number of shows together! I have not been in NYC for St. Paddy’s Day though, but one day I definitely hope to be there for it.

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    March 18, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Yessss! I don’t think I’ve been to any of the places that you went to yet. One of my favorites is Chobani soho 🙂

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    March 18, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Give me all the salsaaaaaaaa!!!! I haven’t been to NYC in YEARS!

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    March 18, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Oh wow, so many delicious eats! I think I would seriously go into shock in NYC because of all the amazing restaurant choices. Actually sometimes I even feel that way in Toronto!

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    March 18, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Ahh looks like so much fun! I love NYC and I’m already missing it from my last trip in November. I don’t even want to think about how much stuff you bought from Trader Joe’s haha. Tell me you bought the sea salt almonds!

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    Suzanne @ hello, veggy!
    March 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    So much fun! I can’t wait to hear a llllll the details next week 😉

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